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Kevin.D wrote:I thought one of the GP39s had its HEP power plant removed, and was to move on to one of the state-owned freight shortlines in the eastern peninsula. Since the state owns the locomotives that were not traded in, it should be free to move them around to any state-owned trackage operated by a contract operator, right?That sounds about right. The original plan was to eventually use them for freight service.
NJTArrow2 wrote:Any GP40s or GP39s still in service because I will be going to Baltimore soon and I would like to catch one.The GP40's have all been retired for a while now. The only place you'll see them running is with MBTA in Boston. All of the GP39's should be in service though. Those are run on the shorter 3 car trains on the Brunswick and Camden Lines, as well as on midday Penn Line trains.
NJTArrow2 wrote:Thanks,so which train on the Camden Line is my best bet to see one?Well since the GP39 are usually run on 3 car trains (but sometimes 4 cars trains as well), its possible a GP39 could be on one or two of a number of Camden Line trains. I haven't taken the Camden line in a good while, but if the train lengths are still the same a GP39 could be on any Camden train except for the following:
NJTArrow2 wrote:Thanks for the information,don't they or they used to store GP40WH-2s in Riverside?Sorry the late response. Yeah, they did at one point after they started to leave service, but I think they've all been handed over to MPI now.
Matt_S wrote:It appears that GP40 68 may have been used in passenger service this last Friday. Caught a glimpse of it reversing out of Camden Yards (although didn't see what it had behind it) at around 6.10pm.I believe it was also used on Sun. the 11th to haul Amtrak trains thru the limits where ET was out due to the fiasco with the Bush River Bridge.